Ipanema beach is one of the world famous beaches in Rio de Janeiro. It’s certainly my favourite beach in the city – the soft sand, pounding surf, beautiful mountains and equally gorgeous people make for an unforgettable experience. I took this shot of some locals playing beach football just as the sun was setting behind the mountains.
Read the accompanying post: ‘Chilling in Rio‘.
The Jemaa el-Fna is a historic square in the Medina (Old Town) of Marrakech, Morocco. For centuries, the square has functioned as the main meeting point and centre of entertainment in the Medina. From the square, alleys branch out in all directions into the famous Souk and other parts of the Medina. The square itself is a hive of activity throughout the day, with stalls selling food, orange juice, spices and all sorts of Moroccan crafts. Snake charmers, musicians and street performers entertain both locals and tourists. A trip to Marrakech would not be complete without a stroll around the Jemaa el-Fna square.
It’s that time of year again when temperatures drop to and stay below freezing for a prolonged period. You can quite literally feel the excitement build up throughout the Netherlands, a country of ice-skating enthusiasts. Ice-skates are sold out in stores, scenes of ice-skating marathons along frozen canals and lakes fill television screens every evening, and the country looks to the northern province of Friesland in anticipation of the legendary Elfstedentocht (an ice-skating marathon along 200km of canals and lakes past eleven Frisian towns). This is a photo I took near the town of Leiden of people skating on a frozen waterway.
Read the accompanying post: “The Dutch Winter Frenzy“.
The Onyar River flows through the heart of Girona‘s Old Town. Its gentle currents often create a mirror-like surface that beautifully reflects the colourful buildings that cling to the riverbank.
Read the accompanying post: “Strolling Around Gorgeous Girona“.
Flying into Kuala Lumpur International Airport, I witnessed a tropical downpour – perhaps I should call it a tropical cloudburst – from the plane window. Pretty spectacular, don’t you think?